If you have to have donuts...you need an air fryer. Thanks to Kitchen Warehouse for inviting me to try out the Tefal Air Fryer I am now cuddlier than ever with all this testing, and it is largely due to speedy crispy pork and ultra speedy not fried donuts, that to be honest, once you have had one, you have to have another. It's a rule, especially when testing out new appliances/recipes.
In my last post (the pork recipe) for the Air Fryer you will see why I am no longer opposed to such an appliance. As much as I value minimalism in my kitchen, the Air Fryer may just have found a new home.
Anyhoo...fried, unfried, air fried, I am all for these donuts. That glaze!! The speed. The fluffiness. What's not to love about a 3 minute donut?
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- 2 Teaspoons raw caster sugar BUY
- 2 Teaspoons dried instant yeast
- 1 egg + 3 yolks
- 250 Grams whole milk
- 60 Grams butter BUY
- 600 Grams bakers or strong flour
- 2 Pinches pink salt flakes (ground down a bit with your fingers as you pinch it) BUY
- 20 Grams coconut oil BUY
- 30 Grams coconut oil melted BUY
- 200 Grams pure icing sugar
- 60 Grams lime juice, as needed to create a runny glaze
Place sugar, yeast, egg and yolks, milk and butter into the Thermomix bowl and warm 2 min/37ºC/speed 4.
Add salt and flour and mix 6 sec/speed 8. Knead 3 min/Interval.
Tip onto floured Silpat mat (see my store) and knead into a tight ball. Wrap and allow to double before proceeding.
Divide the dough in half and either refrigerate one half for another day or set aside and cover.
Roll out the dough to a large rectangle about 2cm thick in depth.
Cut donuts using a round cutter and a smaller one to remove the 'hole'. Lay them onto a lined baking sheet. Brush with melted coconut oil.
Cover and allow them to rise for around 30 minutes minimum. When you are ready to cook, preheat the Air Fryer to 200°C and remove the insert tray. When fryer is preheated, place as many donuts as you can fit on the tray without touching and place into the fryer.
Cook exactly 3 minutes. Remove and place onto a cooling rack set on top of a lined baking tray. Repeat until all your donuts are cooked.
To make the glaze stir all ingredients together vigorously until smooth and clear. The glaze should be quite pourable. Add more or less liquid to get your desired consistency. Pour or brush over the cooked and still warm donuts. EAT!
As these have not been cooked in fat, they will become dry faster than fried donuts. Therefore, keep half the batch of dough and cook fresh to order. The dough in the fridge will keep for around 3 days.